Main Stage

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All SOAHR participants are encouraged to come together for these Main Stage sessions, supporting a shared experience to be in community with local thought leaders. No concurrent sessions will be held during these programs, and the Resource Partner Showcase will be closed. 


Dear World: Khatdija Meghjani

Khatdija Meghjani, a dynamic and passionate storyteller, is renowned for her global impact. Her journey, spanning management consulting and community building, is dedicated to infusing humanity into the corporate world and fostering authentic connections.


Before her storytelling role at Dear World, Khatdija excelled as a management consultant at prestigious firms like BCG and World 50. Her deep grasp of global business challenges drives her mission to restore humanity to human resources.


At Dear World, Khatdija leverages innovative methodologies to create compelling narratives. Her ultimate goal is to cultivate spaces where all can flourish. She’s collaborated with companies such as Accenture, Avantor Sciences, Eppendorf, Guardian Health, Global Nexus, U.S. Department of Interior, and Walmart India.


Khatdija’s journey as a storyteller exemplifies her dedication to celebrating authentic connections, shared stories, and individual voices. With a global perspective and unwavering commitment to inclusion, Khatdija invites us all to join her on a journey of connection and understanding through this opening Main Stage program.

On April 17, SOAHR participants will have the opportunity to share their own stories as Dear World studio photographers will be on site taking portraits.

Dinner & Dialogue

Skot Waldron

As part of SOAHR 2024, join colleagues for the HR Excellence Awards, celebrating local leaders and people-centric organizations. Winners will be announced at a reception, followed by a Main Stage Dinner & Dialogue, where you can earn recertification credits through discussion about communication and strategic leadership.


Dinner & Dialogue will be facilitated by Atlanta-based communications strategist Skot Waldon. For the past 20 years, Skot Waldron’s work for clients such as J.P. Morgan Chase, CDC, Mount Sinai Hospital, Sesame Workshop, The Home Depot, and The Coca-Cola Company has included national and international communication programs. Unlike most communication programs out there, Skot coaches leaders and employees to become liberators using programs that are simple, scalable, and sustainable for the long term.


To Be Announced

Join colleagues, peers, and those you’ve just met as we close SOAHR 2024 with a Main Stage program. 


In addition to the keynote speaker who will be announced soon, you’ll hear from members who want to share their stories and portraits with you in the spirit of the Dear World experience.


Additionally, to enhance reflection and accountability to apply what you’ve learned through SOAHR, participate in a drafting next steps in community with other attendees.